USD School of Law Alumna Carolina Bravo-Karimi ’08 (JD) Recipient of the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2020 Women Worth Watching

Carolina Bravo-Karimi ’08 (JD) Recipient of the Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2020 Women Worth Watching

Carolina Bravo-Karimi

SAN DIEGO (August 26, 2020) – University of San Diego (USD) School of Law alumna Carolina Bravo-Karimi, ’08 (JD), was recently named by Profiles in Diversity Journal as one of the 2020 Women Worth Watching® in Leadership Award Recipients.

Bravo-Karimi is the first Latina Partner at Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP. Bravo-Karimi - the largest women-owned law firm in San Diego. As a member of the firm's Employment Law group, she represents employers in disputes including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour litigation. Bravo-Karimi also conducts workplace investigations, including those requiring Spanish fluency, and regularly advises employers regarding diversity initiatives and provides implicit bias, equal pay, and anti-harassment training. Bravo-Karimi was recognized as a 2019 Top Lawyer Under 40 by the Hispanic National Bar Association (HBNA).

In addressing the power of devoted mentorship, Bravo-Karimi shares, "Thanks to my multicultural upbringing, I have always had a front seat to the true power of diversity. It, therefore, makes complete sense that my greatest passion as a lawyer is to authentically and permanently diversify our profession. I sincerely believe the soundest legal decisions are made, and most innovative legal strategies executed, when a variety of voices and perspectives impact the decision-making process."

Prior to joining Wilson Turner Kosmo, Bravo-Karimi served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Louisa S Porter of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. She received her Juris Doctor degree from USD School of Law, Master of Science degree in Gender Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

Bravo-Karimi is a 2017 Rising Star Recent Alumni Award honoree, president-elect of the Law Alumni Association Board of Directors, and co-chair of #HireUSDLaw. She is a former Faculty Advisor for the Executive Moot Court Board and Adjunct Professor for the School of Law.

Read Bravo-Karimi's 2020 Women Worth Watching profile

The University of San Diego School of Law

Each year, USD educates approximately 800 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world.  The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest law and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 84 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates.  The law school's faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 36th nationally among U.S. law faculties in scholarly impact and 22nd nationally in past-year faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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